Fahrenheit451 Simon & Schuster’s Simon451 is a nod to Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451

There was quite a lot going on in the field of books and literature this week. Not that you would know it by my list, mind you. What can I say? It’s been a busy week; in my spare I’ve found myself taken with the light and entertaining, for the most part. Also, the shorter my list, the more likely I’ll have a few extra moments in which to stuff my nose in a book. And I’m sorely in need of that right now.

So, without further ado . . .

The (British) National Archives is publishing the diaries of British soldiers from WWI–1,944 in total.

Simon & Schuster is launching a new Sci-Fi imprint called Simon451. Titles will be both digital and print and cover genres of fantasy, dystopian, apocalyptic and the supernatural.

A murderer wins a mystery-writing contest

Mallory Ortberg offers suggestions on How to Tell if You Are in a Bronte Novel.

To be, or not to be . . . here’s help with the question.

Speaking of Shakespeare, here’s a list of words he invented. An aside, the fact he’s credited with well over a thousand words, makes for a good excuse when someone claims a a word you wrote/spoke doesn’t exist. Didn’t exist until someone was clever enough to come up with it!